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Osteoporosis: It Doesn’t Hurt, So Why Worry?

We associate osteoporosis with older people whose backs are bent–from those with a mild “dowager’s hump “to those who can no longer stand up straight. The truth is that 20 million American women have osteoporosis. And 80 percent of them don’t even know it!

Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, often leading to fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine. Many older people suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. While one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime, one in eight men will, too!

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Prevention: The Best Medicine

Microscopic wars rage constantly within your body but you are normally not aware that these incessant battles against infection are being fought. The attackers are tiny but can be plentiful and lethal. Some are so small that 230 million of them could fit on the period at the end of this sentence.

Ideally, your immune system will automatically provide legions of defenders, a wonderful network of organs and specialized cells that are constantly vigilant, fighting to keep you healthy. But sometimes your defenders are caught in a weakened state, and you develop a cold, the flu, or a more serious infection.

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What Does Chiropractic Care Have to do With Wellness?

Most people initially consult a doctor of chiropractic to relieve pain in their backs, legs, necks, arms or heads. However, when a chiropractor applies his or her philosophy and techniques to correct the pain problem, there may be an unexpected but welcome secondary gain.

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